Vegas Showdown Featuring BYU Basketball: Bracket, Schedule

Nov 21, 2023, 7:53 PM | Updated: Nov 24, 2023, 1:11 am

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BYU basketball enters the 2023 Vegas Showdown behind leading scorer Jaxson Robinson. (Courtesy of BYU Photo)

(Courtesy of BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – The inaugural Vegas Showdown occurs on Thanksgiving night and Black Friday. It’s an ESPN Events tournament that features teams from the Big 12, Pac-12, ACC, and SEC.

Games for this event will be played at Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

This tournament was previously named the Wooden Legacy Classic.

BYU comes into the tournament as the highest-rated team in predictive metrics. The Cougars are No. 14 in the KenPom ratings with a 4-0 record.

After that, N.C. State is 3-0 at No. 52 in KenPom, followed by 2-1 Arizona State at No. 94, then 3-1 Vanderbilt, who checks in at No. 138.

Vegas Showdown Bracket

2023 Vegas Showdown Schedule

Thursday, November 23

NC State 84, Vanderbilt 78

BYU 77, Arizona State 49

Friday, November 24

Third-Place Game: Vanderbilt vs. Arizona State | 6 p.m. (MT)/5 p.m. (PT) | ESPN2

Championship: NC State vs. BYU | 8 p.m. (MT)/7 p.m. (PT) | ESPN2

How To Watch

All of the games will be televised on ESPN2. The broadcasts can also be viewed online at by logging in to your cable/satellite provider’s login credentials.

Quick Facts

Arizona State (2-1)

Head Coach: Bobby Hurley

Record: 143-114 (9th season)

Conference: Pac-12

Leading Scorer: Kamari Lands – 11.7 points

Rebounder: Shawn Phillips Jr. – 6.0 rebounds

Assists: Frankie Collins – 4.0 assists

BYU (4-0)

Head Coach: Mark Pope (5th season at BYU)

Record: 91-41 at BYU

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Leading scorer: Jaxson Robinson – 15.3 points

Rebounder: Noah Waterman – 7.0 rebounds

Assists: Spencer Johnson – 6.0 assists

N.C. State (3-0)

Head Coach: Kevin Keatts

Record: 93-68 at NC State

Conference: ACC

Leading scorer: D.J. Burns Jr. – 14.7 points

Rebounder: Mohamed Diarra – 10.0 rebounds

Assists: Michael O’Connell – 4.3 assists

Vanderbilt (3-1)

Head Coach: Jerry Stackhouse

Record: 64-70 at Vanderbilt

Conference: SEC

Leading scorer: Ezra Manjon – 18.8 points

Rebounder: Colin Smith – 9.5 rebounds

Assists: Ezra Manjon – 4.0 assists

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

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Vegas Showdown Featuring BYU Basketball: Bracket, Schedule